Winners of the East Riding of Yorkshire of Council Chairman's Awards to be announced next week

Fri, 24 Jul 2020

The winners of this year's East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman's Awards are set to be announced at a virtual ceremony.

The annual awards, which are usually held at Bridlington Spa in May, will be broadcast on the council's social media platforms on Tuesday, 28 July starting at 7pm.

The virtual event, which had been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be hosted by BBC broadcaster and presenter Clare Frisby with the chairman, Councillor Pat Smith announcing the winners from each of the four categories.

Councillor Pat Smith said: "This has been a very difficult year for everyone due to coronavirus but I'm delighted that we will be able to hold the awards and recognise those people and businesses who have made a difference to the East Riding.

"A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make sure this virtual ceremony can take place on You Tube and it also means that, for the first time, members of the public are able to get involved and watch the winners being announced."

* The 2020 East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman's Awards can be viewed from 7pm on Tuesday, 28 July by going to

The awards can also be viewed on the council's Twitter feed @East_Riding and Facebook page -



Business Award - 50 and under employees

CAB Executive Travel, Goole

CAB Executive Travel was established 20 years ago with one coach and one driver, they now have five luxury coaches offering holidays across the UK and Europe. They also have local groups who regularly travel with them and the tours are tailored to meet their needs.

The family run business have raised thousands of pounds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. They also support smaller charities and sponsor local schools.


Great Driffield Radio

Great Driffield Radio, who show a positive interest in all things Driffield and East Yorkshire related, has just celebrated its first birthday. They have helped companies and villages promote events by giving them airtime and broadcasting live from the venue.

They broadcast information about what's on information plus chats and interviews with local people from the many local organisations that are doing great work in the area that can often go un-noticed.

Subli Metals, Mappleton

Subli Metals is a family business which has grown from a couple who wanted to be self-employed to a thriving business employing seven local people. They specialise in aluminium sublimation blanks, from bookmarks to clocks, from sheet stock to door plaques.

They have helped local mums get back into work and are flexible so working hours fit around school times. Employees are given the training they need to undertake this skilled work.

Yorkshire Media Limited, Beverley

Yorkshire Media is 10-years-old and has grown from a web design company to a full service marketing agency. The company adopts a flexible approach with staff who are able to work from home and are given time to undertake training.

They work closely with local charity, Bundles of Joy, who provide baby and children's equipment to families in need. Yorkshire Media provide the charity with free website support and graphic design services.

Built Heritage Award - New Dwellings, Conversions, and Minor Works Category

Elm Tree Farm, Reedness

Elm Farm is a Grade II listed mid-18th century farmhouse which was suffering from damp and in need of repair. The harmful pebble dash render has now been removed and replaced with new breathable lime mortar, and a conservation led repair and replacement of the windows completed. Elm Farm is now an attractive white rendered farmhouse with its special interest preserved, maintenance issues resolved and where possible new energy efficient double glazing installed.

The Hall, Holmpton

Located in the rural conservation area of Holmpton the new Holmpton Hall is an exemplar of modern design. The old Hall was sadly beyond restoration and in its place a new building of the highest quality has been constructed. Light and spacious internally the design of the building is influenced by its grand central staircase, and generous living areas. Within the building one can appreciate the east riding coast with long distance views towards Withernsea. The development has preserved the conservation area and allowed new design into an area of special interest.


9 Vicar Lane, Howden

Tucked away along the historic streets of Howden 9 Vicar Lane has been sensitively restored and put to a new retail use. The old garage door and plastic shop fittings have been removed and in their place new timber shop fronts, doors and signage have been installed. The end result, along with the characterful windows displays, is an enhancement to this early 19th century building and Howden Conservation Area.


Built Heritage Award - Commercial Developments and Major Schemes Category

Drewtons Café and Farm Shop, South Cave

Located in the rural parish of South Cave Drewtons Manor is a successful farm shop, café and wedding venue. The main buildings on the site are the early 19th century farmhouse and stone farm buildings, which were set alongside several modern metal clad barns. In their place the modern farm buildings have been replaced with a sensitively designed brick and timber function room, which blends into the rural character of the area. The interior has been tastefully decorated and to the exterior terraced seating allows views to a backdrop of uninterrupted countryside.

The Duchy Homes and McCarthy and Stone Development, Swanland

Situated within the setting of the Swanland Conservation Area Duchy Homes and McCarthy & Stone have introduced a well-designed development of retirement apartments and new dwellings.  Throughout the development is of a high quality architectural design and material finish. The apartment blocks successfully preserve the setting of the conservation area and the new bungalows blend into the character of the core of the historic village. Also of note is a much improved public footpath linking the development to the village.


The Point, Beverley

The Point, located in Beverley, is a former 18th century warehouse attached to Grade II listed buildings the 'Dispensary' and 'Holland House'. A major scheme of re-building and restoration has removed all of the later internal additions to the warehouse, resulting in an open plan meeting area and food outlet. Externally the original finish of the warehouse has been revealed and the listed buildings have been sensitively re-painted. Now structurally secure the highlight of the interior of the Point is its newly exposed and re-built king post roof.

Sport - team / club

Driffield RUFC Ladies Team

Driffield RUFC Ladies Team started just over three years ago with the support of Driffield RUFC. Starting with a small number of local women keen to learn to play rugby, the team has gone from strength to strength over the last three seasons.

The team entered in to RFU's National Challenge 2 North East League with other teams from across Yorkshire and the North East, the ladies finished third in this league.

Wolds Gymnastics Club

Wolds Gymnastics Club have been teaching gymnastics for over 20 years. The club provides superb facilities for Driffield and the surrounding community, they offer over 30 classes per week, have 500 members and a waiting list. The have gone from a small school hall to having a large purpose based facility.

One gymnast competed in a Yorkshire competition and secured a place in the Yorkshire team where they won a silver medal at the national final.

Sport - talented performer category

Emily Asquith, Bridlington

Emily has been boxing for five years, trains four nights a week and undertakes sessions before school. She trains with the England Team on a monthly basis and is a member of the excel squad.

She was called to attend an emerging talent squad for the GB Squad and she is the youngest person England have selected for this type of training. Emily has achieved a lot this year including European Youth Gold Medal and won gold at the Sombor Nations box cup.

Jake Bedford, Long Riston

Jake attended his first toddler's session at Hull Arena when he was 18 months old. At three years old he joined the junior ice hockey team and played his first game the following year. Jake trains most evenings after school, he is dedicated and supports younger whenever he can.

Last year Jake was selected to play in the 'Power of 10' where the best players in his age group played in Slovakia, he is a member of the Great Britain Training Programme and won the Player's Award in Inline Hockey.


Community - group

Beverley Community Lift

Beverley Community Lift is a community transport charity which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. They work with people who cannot access or have difficulty using public transport and would otherwise be at risk of isolation.

The charity operates a minibus service, using a fleet of five vehicles, to take customers on regular shopping trips and outings. It also provides a car service to take users to medical or social appointments. Each year Beverley Community Lift does 6,000 passenger journeys.

Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre

Bubwith Sport and Leisure Centre is run by the Charity consisting entirely of volunteers who not only oversee the day to day running of the centre but who have worked tirelessly to raise the funds to complete the renovation and development of an out dated and dilapidated leisure centre.

The centre is now a major asset for the community, a facility shared with the wider community of adjacent villages and the upsurge in volunteer time has exceeded expectations and attracted new volunteers to help out.

Hessle Epilepsy Society

Hessle Epilepsy Society and the Hessle Epilepsy shop were both formed and opened in 1990. They were started by Dawn Bullock and Diane Wharram as this is a cause close to their hearts. For over 30 years they have worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness of Epilepsy.

They have raised almost £400,000 to buy essential equipment for Castle Hill and Hull Royal Infirmary Hospitals and local schools and have funded a specialist epilepsy nurse so people can refer directly to for advice and help.


Community - Individual

Clare Greaves. Beverley

Clare has been raising money for charity for many years by organising fundraising events. In 2019 she raised £4,000 for a range of charities and organised walks for Mental Health Matters on a weekend. These allow people who may have mental health issues to have a place where they can talk without fear or worry.

Her fundraising for the Cherry Tree Centre in Beverley has led to other people getting involved to offer debt advice, help the homeless and victims of domestic violence.

Darren Baker, Driffield

When he was 17 years old, Darren suffered a severe head injury and was left disabled and in a wheelchair. Having always had a special affinity with Driffield he felt he would like to give something back and decided he would like to improve Driffield Beck.

Although Darren is unable to do any physical work he set up a team of volunteers and 'Friends of the Beck' was born. There active volunteers meet regularly in all weathers to clean the beck and to date have amassed well over 900 bags of rubbish.

Kirsty Clode, New Ellerby

Kirsty is the chair of the Women in Manufacturing and Engineering project, (Wi-Me) whose aim is to encourage women and girls to choose a career in manufacturing and engineering. Kirsty's role as chair is entirely voluntary and she has been instrumental in leading the project from its early inception.

The project is making a significant impact on career choices locally, and feedback from events around how they change women's perceptions of opportunities in manufacturing and engineering is enormously positive.

Ray Garbutt, Bilton

Ray joined Bilton Parish Council in 1970 and in 1985 he was appointed as Chairman of the Council, a position he still holds today at the age of 89. He has served the council for 50 years and in that time he has been instrumental in a number of improvements to the village.

He was able to oversee the building of the village hall, a new drainage system for the village, the erection of a new war memorial and arranged for the purchase of a new parish burial ground which will serve the area for many years.